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I've been having an ongoing issue with Windows 8.1 since I upgraded a few months back.

It's hard to explain but I'll try. Occasionally, say maybe every 20 minutes (have not timed it to see if it's consistent or not), I am working on the desktop and the whole screen will go purple (that's the theme color I chose) for a couple seconds, then when it comes back, my desktop shortcuts are moved to the middle of the screen. It's a bit infuriating as I use my shortcuts (folders, files, programs) quite a bit and would like them to stay where they are.

Windows 8 64 bit
Desktop computer - Dell
Intel Core i5 - 2.7 GHz

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